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FIGHTING TALK – A January Blockbuster

Wed, 26 Jan 2005

FIGHTING TALK – A January Blockbuster

Lyndon Hood - relativist, Lower Hutt

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

There've been earthquakes lately, but none of them have given me the sense that the walls were about to collapse.

That happened when I discovered that I'm related to Aaron Bhatnagar.

Explosions, flames, running for cover, the lot.

Tom Goulter - Flathunter - Wellington

Sunday, January 23, 2005

At primary school, my teachers had two goals, and I'm not sure which was the more urgent one: the molding of me into a prosperous, healthy contributing member of society, or the scaring the living shit out of me by all means necessary. I think it was at least 50/50.

Lyndon Hood - word processor, Lower Hutt

Friday, January 21, 2005

I just used a quick search-and-replace as a start to translating Bush's inauguration speech into modern English. I've edited out the bits that were merely hypocritical rather than terrifying.

Hamish McKenzie - in need of a shower, Merida

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

I've been here two weeks, on the fast track round southern Mexico, and I feel as though I've seen so much. Here's a synopsis of the things that have impressed me the most.

Lyndon Hood - conduit, Lower Hutt

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

When they start cracking down on people who complain about the censors, it's time to make some noise.

There is a number commonly cited with regard to Internet censorship offenses in New Zealand.

Matt Nippert - dearly departed, Auckland

Monday, January 17, 2005

At the end of 2003, I resolved not to be late. To eat better, drink less, love more and sneer only rarely. There was talk of cutting my hair.

And, as with all such silly pledges, I broke them all. As I wrote in the New Year issue of the Listener on how to quit smoking; I've given up giving up. There are quitters, there are failures, and then there are failed quitters.


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